Meet Corey Glass.
In 2002, I joined the Indiana National Guard. When I joined, I was told I would only be in combat if there were troops occupying the United States.
I signed up to defend people and do humanitarian work filling sandbags if there was a hurricane. I had no conception I would be deployed to fight on foreign shores.
Way to do your research. If you are volunteering for something that is 8 years long, wouldn’t a certain amount of due diligence be advisable? I mean come on people. He did do his research on desertion though.
So anyway, on leave he runs away to Canada and becomes the cause celebre! The Court there ruled he had to be sent packing, and so the parliament voted in a non-binding resolution that he should be allowed to stay. Meanwhile:
With no word yet from the federal government, neighbours, concerned citizens, residents of Toronto’s Parkdale community, and Iraq War resisters will hold a rally to stop the deportation of Corey Glass, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at the May Robinson Building, 20 West Lodge (1 block east of Lansdowne, north of Queen W.)
All good and fine. Only one miniscule problem:
“He is not considered absent without leave. He is not considered a deserter,” Maj. Nathan Banks, a U.S. army spokesman, told ABC. “He is running for no reason. He is fully welcome in the United States. I cannot believe this is a big deal in Canada.”
How DARE the US Army rob the deserters of their poster child! The gall of such people as Major Nathan Banks!
Meanwhile, we are on day 18 of Matthis Chiroux held hostage at the IVAW house. No doubt law enforcement is failing to move because they are frightened of the statement of Kokesh:
Should any military or law enforcement personnel come here, to MY house, they will not be welcome, nor will they find removing him from the premises to be physically tenable.
That means his combat tour at IVAW house now exceeds that in Iraq and Afghanistan combined by a magnitude of 3.
How we’ve managed to overcome the loss of a sole Army Journalist I think is truly a testament to how versatile we are as an Army. I figured we would have caved by now and begged him: “Help us Matthis Chiroux, you are our only hope.”
The force is strong in these two. Must be the high Midi-chlorians level.
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